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Reflecting on the history of National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week

Little is said of the Christian influence in getting justice for Aboriginal people and establishing such activities as National Reconciliation & NAIDOC weeks.
  • May 27, 2021
  • Naden, Harradine, Ferguson, Watson, Walton

Help us to go the distance in the Top End

We need your help to strengthen and encourage the communities in Australia’s Top End. The 2016 Census revealed that of the nearly 230,000 people living in the Northern Territory, the most common response for religion was ‘no religion’.
  • May 7, 2021
  • Hallyburton, Ireland

Introducing a new partnership with Generate in the NSW Central West

On behalf of BCA, I’m pleased to announce a new partnership with Generate and its important work in public schools across Central West New South Wales.
  • April 30, 2021
  • RBell

Listen: Marking Easter in Lightning Ridge & Exmouth

On Good Friday BCA was part of a live national broadcast on ABC Radio. Kia Handley, a presenter from ABC Radio Newcastle and NSW, interviewed Kurt Langmead and Simon Roberts. Kurt and Simon spoke about how they were celebrating Easter in Lightning Ridge and Exmouth.
  • April 7, 2021
  • Langmead, Roberts

Hitting the road with Indigenous Ministry students

Bush Church Aid has always realised the need to reach Indigenous people with the gospel. From its early days, BCA missioners (Field Staff) travelled to remote and isolated parts of the country to proclaim Christ to Indigenous communities.
  • March 2, 2021
  • Naden

Reaching out in Mudgee

Over the last year it has been a joy to join with the Mudgee Anglican Church praying for outreach and reading God’s word together. It has also been fantastic to see God give people a desire for outreach and see an Evangelism Team develop.
  • March 2, 2021
  • Daymond

The Real Australian Autumn 2021 Editorial

“There are no easy answers.” I can’t remember exactly which press conference I was listening to at the time, but that quip caught my attention. I have probably heard that phrase a thousand times, but on this occasion I must have been a little more reflective.
  • March 2, 2021

Post & Rails Autumn 2021

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family...
  • March 2, 2021
  • Queensland/Nth NSW, New South Wales / ACT, Hurley, Roberts, Klouth, Ireland, Horne, Walton, Pohlmann

Introducing our new Field Staff in Darwin

In the last few months of 2020 I was pleased to announce a number of new ministries and Field Staff joining the BCA family. God continues to richly bless BCA with workers to reach out with the good news of Jesus. Today I’d like to welcome David Pohlmann and his wife Margaret Scott.
  • January 15, 2021
  • Pohlmann

Introducing our new Field Staff at Nungalinya College

In exciting news for the start of 2021, BCA will support the ministry of the new Anglican Dean of Nungalinya College, The Revd Ruth Walton.
  • December 21, 2020
  • Walton

Introducing our new QLD/NNSW Regional Officer

I’m pleased to announce that The Revd Mike Uptin has accepted the role of BCA QLD/NNSW Regional Officer.
  • December 14, 2020
  • Queensland/Nth NSW

Post and Rails Summer 2020

Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
  • November 27, 2020
  • Tasmania, Queensland/Nth NSW, Liersch, South Australia / NT, Hallinan, Slack, Bester, Hurley, Nomads, Hemmings

The Real Australian Summer 2020 Editorial

Recently, while travelling through western NSW, I was greeted with the wonderful site of what appeared to be bumper crops; many almost ready for harvest. I took the opportunity to get some wonderful drone footage.
  • November 26, 2020

What's it like to be a BCA Nomad

We had been caravanning for many years and wanted to put a purpose to our travels so last year we joined the BCA Nomads. Our first trip in 2019 was to Longreach where we saw first-hand from Graeme & Susan Liersch what a difficult job it is to be BCA Field Staff.
  • November 25, 2020
  • Nomads

Joining Christ's seek and save mission with BCA

It was in my first year working as a doctor and coming face to face with the reality of death and questions around life’s purpose and meaning, that a colleague challenged me to explore the truth and significance of Jesus and invited me to her church, Holy Trinity Adelaide. Then began a journey exploring the truth and significance of Jesus and looking at the evidence and historical reliability of the Bible. This involved meeting up with several blokes who cared enough to read through the historical gospel biographies of Jesus and answer my questions, sitting under Christ-centred expository preaching each week, along with my own reading.
  • November 24, 2020
  • South Australia / NT

Making disciples in Tasmania

The Revd Josh Skeat is passionate about opening the Bible with others so everyone can be equipped to do the work that God has called us to – make disciples of Jesus. Josh commenced in the role of BCA Tasmanian Regional Officer in early November.
  • November 23, 2020
  • Tasmania

A new ministry family for Southern Beaches Anglican

After a relatively short period without a minister, I’m pleased to announce that Southern Beaches Anglican (SBA) in Tasmania will welcome a new ministry family next month.
  • November 16, 2020
  • Horne

NAIDOC Week 2020

The one thing that we should appreciate about NAIDOC week is it came about as a result of the conviction of Godly Christian Aboriginal men and women who sort justice for Indigenous people. 
  • November 9, 2020
  • NNaden, Naden

Exciting times in the NT

I’m pleased to share some exciting news for the Diocese of the Northern Territory that was announced in the Top End over the weekend.
  • November 2, 2020
  • South Australia / NT, Hallyburton, Ireland

Mining for the true treasure in Christ

Since the late 1950s BCA has been sending Field Staff to mining towns – ‘the new outback’, places where many people travel to search for worldly treasure instead of looking for the true treasure found in Christ. Here outreach and ministry need to be highly innovative and flexible around transient populations.
  • October 30, 2020
  • Kyngdon, Western Australia